Agile outside of Technology

Bosphorus - II

Are you in the Finance, Legal or Internal Audit departments? Do you have access to an Agile Coach, or is that generally only for the development teams? With our world growing and expanding the way it is, we see things like “Agile in HR”, “Marketing in the Agile Way”, and many other adaptations of how Agile Thinking could be valuable to all parts of an organisation.

I would like to share my experiences how we applied Agile Thinking outside of Technology Departments. Working with teams from Internal Audit, Legal and Business Strategies, I had a few steps to follow:

  • Educate myself about their world (processes, roles, expectations)
  • Discover, with them, how to articulate their needs
  • Avoid following/creating recipes